Giampietro Gallery unveils two new exhibitions this week, Quarry works by Jonathan Waters, and Alone Together by Karen Dow. Dow, whose painting Hook is pictured above, begins her paintings with a basic grid and lets the painting come together. "In the end, I want the work to be an ongoing dialog that takes me somewhere I never knew I was headed," she says about her process. Waters' and Dow's shows will be on view through Feb. 23 with a reception on Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m., and an artist talk on Feb. 16 from 1:30-4 p.m.
Jonathan Waters: Quarry works and Karen Dow: Alone Together
Feb. 1-23, Giampietro Gallery, 315 Peck St., New Haven, (203) 777-7760, giampietrogallery.com. Gallery hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.